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News Reporter

The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California

Date Posted July 30, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


News reporter


The Bakersfield Californian has an opening for a news reporter. The reporter will work on deadlines throughout the day to produce stories, photos, and videos for, social media, email alerts, and our print product and e-edition. This person will report, write, and research stories on any news or feature topic as needed. The reporter will continue to serve our robust social media presence in the community, 

The selected reporter must be able to:

• Carry out all the duties and responsibilities described above.

• Develop a beat and build sources in the community.

• Follow the best practices in journalism, Associated Press style, and search engine optimization.

• Learn to use and effectively work in a content management system.

• Be well-organized with excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Qualifications include: 

• A four-year degree in journalism, communication or a related field is required. A two-year-degree can be substituted only with a minimum of five years of experience post-college in the field of journalism.

• Previous experience as a reporter is required. For this position, college experience as a reporter and editor will be considered. 

• Valid CA drivers license with acceptable DMV record, independent transportation, and insurance required

Interested individuals should submit a resume, references, and at least five outstanding work samples to:

The Bakersfield Californian

ATTN:  Human Resources-Reporter

3700 Pegasus Drive

Bakersfield, CA  93308


All applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation.

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